To make up for three instructional days lost during the teacher walkout, the Edmond Board of Education, in a special meeting held April 19, voted to amend the 2017-2018 calendar by adding two days to the end of the school year and changing the April 27 non-instructional day to an instructional day. The approved changes will allow the district to meet the state requirement of 1080 hours of instruction.
Under the approved plan, the last day of school will be Friday, May 25. The last contract day for teachers will be May 29. High school students will take their final exams on Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24 and turn in their district-issued Chromebooks on Friday, May 25.
“We do not want our families to experience financial or family hardships by the changes to the calendar,” said Superintendent Bret Towne. “We will make every effort to accommodate families that have nonrefundable travel tickets or have students already registered for camps and activities that are scheduled to begin as early as our original first day out of school.”
Towne stressed that if families have specific pre-arranged travel plans, they should work directly with school site administrators to work out arrangements.
“Schools will address such issues on an individual basis,” he noted.
The calendar change will not affect graduation which is scheduled for May 12 at the Cox Convention Center.